Website blocking injunctions: lessons from the UK and EU
Free Public Lecture
Light refreshments will be served from 6pm, the lecture will begin at 6:30pm
As Australian courts begin to apply s 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), it is timely to consider the experience of the English and European courts in relation to website blocking injunctions.
This lecture will consider the evolution of blocking remedies in the European Union, including: • emerging practices in relation to jurisdiction, discretion, costs, and safeguards; • the extension of blocking remedies to new categories of wrongdoing under the courts’ inherent jurisdiction; • the new phenomenon of ‘live’ blocking orders which target infringing transmissions of live sports broadcasts; and • practice and procedure in blocking applications.
Dr Jaani Riordan, Specialist Intellectual Property Chambers 8 New Square
Dr Jaani Riordan
Specialist Intellectual Property Chambers 8 New Square
Jaani Riordan is a barrister at specialist intellectual property chambers 8 New Square in London, and has appeared in major blocking cases including Cartier International AG v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd  EWCA Civ 658 and Football Association Premier League Ltd v British Telecommunications plc  EWHC 480 (Ch). He is the author of The Liability of Internet Intermediaries (OUP, 2016).